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CPR Training and Certifications

The American Heart Association defines CPR as an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. When CPR is done promptly, it can double or triple a victim's odds of survival following a cardiac arrest.


Cardiac arrest is the sudden loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have been diagnosed with heart disease. It can appear unexpectedly or as a result of other symptoms. Cardiac arrest is often fatal if immediate CPR is not performed.

CPR helps keep blood flowing to essential organs and extends the opportunity for a successful resuscitation once professional medical responders arrive on site.


More than 356,000 cardiac arrests occur annually outside a hospital in the U.S.


The American Heart Association believes that to decrease the number of fatalities, more people should be CPR trained to respond to cardiac emergencies.


Depending on one's goals and expectations, there are different CPR courses and certifications available, as well as how training is conducted.

This article on which CPR training is for you can help you choose among the different courses we offer.

What are different CPR training and certifications?

This course is NOT for healthcare professionals; rather, it is for anyone with little or no medical qualifications who needs to know how to perform CPR or obtain a CPR certificate to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. This course can be taught to elementary, middle, and high school students.

Read more on Heartsaver® CPR AED training and certificate

This training is intended for anyone who is required by their job or regulatory obligations to respond to a first-aid emergency. Participants learn how to manage injuries such as bleeding, sprains, fractured bones, shock, and other first-aid crises. Adult CPR and AED use are also covered in this course.

Read more on Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED training and certificate

It teaches caregivers and others how to respond to and manage ailments and injuries in children and infants in the first few minutes before professional care comes. Pediatric First Aid, Child/Infant CPR AED, and Asthma Care Training are all covered.

Read more on Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED training and certificate

This is an advanced level of CPR training for healthcare professionals or people who have job-related duties to respond to emergencies. It is required by employers and state regulators for healthcare and medical-oriented professions.

Read more on BLS training and certificate

ACLS is designed for healthcare workers who manage or facilitate the treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies, including personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units.

Read more on ACLS training and certificate

PALS is designed for healthcare providers who respond to infant and child emergencies. Personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others, who require a PALS course certification card for job or other requirements.

Read more on PALS training and certificate

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